Mobile Apps in the Classroom
Appropriate Mobile Apps to use in a K-12 Classroom
Woices is an app that allows students to record an audioguide and then share it with others. This app could be used in the classroom in social studies class as a means to communicate understanding of content. For example, if students are learning about Japan, they can create an audioguide of a tour down a street in Japan, making up locations based on content they learned in class.
StoryKit is an app that allows students to create an electronic storybook. The app not only allows students to create their storybook, but also provides them with an opportunity to read, edit, or share it. This app could be used in the classroom for creative writing in language arts. The students can write reflections or journal entries, and then share them with their classmates.
Fotobabble is an app that allows students to take a photograph, and then audiorecord themselves explaining the photograph. This app could be used in the classroom in a science class, as students could take a photograph of something they observe while conducting a science experiment, and then explain their findings in the audiorecording.
Talking Tom & Ben News Reporters
The Talking Tom & Ben News Reporters app allows students to talk to the app, and have their words said by Tom & Ben in a news report that can be recorded and shared. The app is similar to an audio recording, however the students words are said in Tom and Ben's voices, and a visual video shows Tom and Ben in animated for, reporting the recorded news. This app could be used in a social studies class, when doing current events. The students can research some current events, and have Tom and Ben report their findings to the class in a news report.